Sisters in Bloom (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters, #2)

Sisters in Bloom (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters, #2)

by Melissa Foster

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BN ID: 2940148369240
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 09/08/2013
Series: Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 66,780
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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Sisters in Bloom (Snow Sisters, Book Two: Love in Bloom Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
ysar More than 1 year ago
Now well into her pregnancy, Kaylie's entire life has changed, and at times she's not sure it's for the better. She has the man she loves and a baby on the way, but her singing gig has been put on hold, and her fiance Chaz is having problems of his own. Add in his old flame, a woman Kaylie didn't know about until now, and things are about to get a lot more crazy than she's used to. Always the more practical sister, Danica is taking a chance as well. Having given up her private practice to open a youth center, her carefully planned future is entirely up in the air. And as her relationship with Blake moves forward, she's having trouble giving up full control to whatever the future has in store. The Verdict: The first book was good, but I have to admit that I enjoyed this one so much more. The relationship between the two sisters was front and center, and while they each had their own relationships going now, the story was about more than just romance. Danica and Kaylie have had a complicated relationship, and their differences are even more obvious now that they're in similar places in their lives. Kaylie's recklessness has destined her to be a mother before marriage, the absolute last thing she ever expected, and that complete change to her life has her acting out more than usual. Danica is also venturing out of her "safe" zone, having fallen in love with Blake and given up her original career plans for something more fulfilling. Watching these two navigate the new paths their lives have taken is an adventure in itself, but add in their banter and sometimes rivalry, and it's quite the rollercoaster. Through it all, Blake and Chaz are pretty awesome, though. Granted, Chaz hasn't handled the situation with his ex very well, but it's not because he had bad intentions — just that he can be as stupid as the next guy when it comes to relationships. I'm interested to see what happens next in Sisters in White, since I'm sure the relationships between the sisters and with their men will have a few more twists to throw at us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The anticipation of this series came long before Melissa Foster released the book. I am already a huge fan of hers, and the idea of a series from her, was incredibly exciting. This story is romantic, heart warming and a totally feel good, kinda book. It took only pages to get me completely hooked. I adored the 2 main characters, Danica, the older, practical, dependable sister and  Kaylee, the younger, carefree, exuberant sister. The plot line was intense, with several stories going on at once, which I thoroughly enjoyed, because there was never a slow point in the book. Everything and everyone was tied together in a neat little bow and you really go to know each character and their emotions, dilemma's and situations. When Blake was introduced, he was a fun, sexy character with  loads of charisma and charm and brought an added bit of fun and drama to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the romance aspect of the book, which was a bit of a twist from some of Melissa's earlier works. The story was  weaved in such a sense that you understood the connection between each character, and what role they played in the story. I couldn't  wait to see what happened next, and it was impossible to put down. I was able to complete the book in 2 days and found myself thinking  about it often while I wasn't reading it. That's how well developed the characters were; I felt like they were my friends and I was  wondering what would happen next. I thought the intimate love scenes were steamy, romantic, realistic and not over done as in some  other books I've read. When the book finished up, I honestly could not wait to start the 2nd book in the series, and gobbled that one up just as quickly. This is a great read and if you enjoy contemporary romance, there is no doubt you will love these too.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Naration 4 Story 4 Fast forward a bit, and we have Kylie’s story as she navigates through pregnancy hormones, a slowdown in her own career and a bit of a rough patch with her fiancé, Chaz. Not a particularly introspective character, all of these changes have Kylie worried about EVERYTHING, and the doubts are creeping in. Chaz has a big film festival coming up, and he thinks his life is going along beautifully. Nothing is better than his fiancée and new baby on the way, and this film could mean big things for them all. But the one regret in his life has suddenly reappeared, and the existence of this woman isn’t something he ever shared with her. Now with Kylie at a low point, a past fling that won’t stay that way and the stress and nerves around the film festival and things are just heating up. Foster uses a combination of character development, communication and fears that are very real, if sometimes groundless, to build the story and give it teeth. Chaz is a wonderful and steady influence for Kylie, and while their love is obvious they both cling to insecurities and issues from their pasts. Insets from Danica (Kylie’s sister) and her relationship trials in her own life, and the visit from her mother all play to the issues both of the sisters have in their own lives. Issues that their mother’s influence (and some actual common sense) allow them to move forward in their own lives, allowing the past to settle. Narration is provided by B.J. Harrison, and as I thought with the first in this series, a clever choice of narrator. There is a bit more angst and tension in this story, and Harrison’s ability to present the emotional overtones in the story without overreach or overacting. While character voices are distinct, they do not tip over the line to caricature or overly emoted, and the story is richer for that. A great installment in the Snow Sisters series, I’m curious to get to the weddings.. I received an audiobook copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions and expectations are my own responsibility.
clahain1 More than 1 year ago
Note: I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. SISTERS IN BLOOM is the first book I've read by Melissa Foster. Sisters Kaylie and Danica Snow are both bright and attractive, but each has her personal weakness. Danica, feeling her way through a new relationship, tends to use practicality as a defense mechanism. Kaylie, pregnant and engaged, is full of heart but quite self-centered. It's a testament to the author that she can make such a self-absorbed character likable. Unfortunately, she doesn't do as good a job with Lea Carmichael, the ex-lover of Kaylie's fiance. Lea is meant to be a troublemaker, sure, but instead of a layered personality we get a sort of Jessica Rabbit caricature. I found the book lacked tension of the genuine, bite-your-nails variety. Though the issues the characters grapple with (career trouble, secrets between lovers, fear of rejection) are universal enough, they never quite rise to the point of true crisis. For example, as strained as things get between Kaylie and Chaz, we never believe the relationship is truly in danger. Overall, it's a good book, but I think Foster would have had a better result if she'd focused on fewer characters and allowed us to get to know them more intimately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kaylie and Chaz's story is amazing. All the pain Kaylie has been holding onto from her past that makes her want to push him away is heartbreaking. But his love for her is so strong he won't let her. Truly another great one from Melissa.
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girt More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend. this is great reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked the story.
mickeypoo More than 1 year ago
this was the 1st Melissa Foster book I read & I couldn't put in down can't wait to read sisters in bloom I 'm waiting for it to come on Nook for free!
letlet More than 1 year ago
These books have to be the best I have read in a long time - They remind of Kristen Ashley Rock Chicks - I can not wait for the next book to come out - April 21st. I hope Melissa Foster will write about the Ryder family - Thank you Melissa please continue with these story - love them -
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olacberry76 More than 1 year ago
The Sisters in Bloom series is a captivating tale of love, humor, insecurities and over coming those insecurities. Excellent series to curl up with a nice cup of hot chocolate or tea and let your mine become one with characters portrayed.
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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The sisters are back and moving forward in life.  They are each in relationships and learning to trust the men in their lives as their father was not the most glowing example when they were kids.  This issue came up in the book time and time again.   I loved continuing the girls' stories and reading about how each was going to take their life forward.  Although in the first book the men were introduced and played a part, this book took their characters to the next level and I felt as though I really got to know them more and fell in love with them!  The presence of their mom was great, she was a character that I hope to see more of in the next book.  
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster is the 2nd book in her wonderful contemporary romance, Love in Bloom series. Sisters in Bloom picks up not to long after Sisters in Love. This book centers mostly on Kaylie, who is very pregnant, and Chaz, her boyfriend, though Danica and Blake, our couple from the first book, have major parts in this story. What I love about this series is that Foster keeps everything flowing smoothly, with both couples, and we become part of this family. Kaylie is a bit insecure, especially with her hormones acting up, and she is also getting a number of rejections for her singing career. Kaylie, who has always been carefree & promiscuous, is also worried about the weight she has put on during her pregnancy. Chaz is perfect for Kaylie, always assuring her, being such a sweetheart. But an old flame from his past comes back to cause problems in his relationship with Kaylie. Chaz loves Kaylie, but her insecurity during these days creates some miscommunications, with Kaylie falling apart. It is Danica, who helps Kaylie see that Chaz truly loves only her, and the other was a vengeful person trying to destroy their relationship. I also loved seeing Danica herself opening up to her love of Blake more and more. I totally love them together. This is a very nice and at times steamy romance, with two wonderful couples. Foster has created a great group of secondary characters, and this is a such a nice and sweet story of love, friendship, family and finding happiness. But through it all, this is a wonderful romance that will find a happy ending for both couples. I really enjoyed reading about Danica and Kaylie, their closeness, their inner emotional turmoil, and the fun of their friends surrounding them. This is a wonderful and enjoyable series, and I cannot wait to read Sisters in White.
Stressed_Rach More than 1 year ago
Sisters in Bloom is the second book in the Snow Sisters series, This book focuses mainly on Kaylie and Chaz’s relationship. With Kaylie being pregnant the pressure she is putting herself under to find work is depressing her. She is getting angry a lot of the time and taking it out on Chaz. Kaylie also doesn’t want to turn into her mother and wants to keep her career once the baby is born. Will that change? There are a lot of pressures for Chaz too with an ex conquest trying to ruin him. On the other side of the coin Danika and Blake are going very strong. Very in love and it is time for that next step, move in together and maybe get married. Can Danika let herself go with it or will her fretting over her sister ruin everything Danika has for Blake? I loved that Sisters in Bloom carried on from where Sisters in Love ended. I felt I got to know Kaylie really well, which I was looking forward too since book one was mainly about Danika and the references to Kaylie painted her a quite a wild child. I am glad she has mellowed slightly since being pregnant. I also felt I got to know a few other characters well, Dave’s widow and Randy. There was a little surprise at the end and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Very well written and gripping read from a great author.
pellerini More than 1 year ago
I am a big chick lit fan, and also a big fan of Melissa Foster's writing.  I was happy to hear that I was reading the first, and now the second of a nine book series by excited!!  In book #2, Sisters in Bloom, we are back into the lives of Danika and Kaylie, and Blake and Chaz.  Secrets are revealed within the relationships.  Issues arise that I feel are very realistic and allow for the reader to interpret for themselves what they feel is the best outcome.   I look forward to the next books in the series!  
ReadRateandReview More than 1 year ago
Yes Melissa has done it again! :) She constantly surprises me with her amazing ability to pull me into the story. Luckily I was lucky enough to be able to read the first book and then the second (and now the rest too) back to back to back to back haha! The first book in the series was all about Danica and Blake and their love that had to find a way to blossom with all of the issues they were first dealing with. I love that this book dealt more with Kaylie while still allowing me to hear more about Danica's story as well. The growth of Kaylie's character has been amazing. To watch her grow as a character has been such a great experience! The relationship between the two sisters really reminds me of my own with my sister! Can't wait for the 3rd installment!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say besides I'm addicted? I'm totally hooked on these books. It's been awhile since I've read "chick lit" or romance books. I've forgotten how enjoyable they can be. The only negative, which really isn't, is that once you get started you won't want to put it down. So much so that I don't know if you should get it now or wait for all of the books to come out. I really can't wait for the rest of the books. Just like Sisters in Love this book touched me emotionally. The girls, mainly Danica, reminds me of myself at times, and at other times my mom. The book is not only romance. It is also about relationships, mother/daughter, sister/sister, etc. For those of us that have had rocky times/relationships, this book will resonate with you.and have you rethinking your viewpoint of events. I love the following part when Danica's mother is talking to her. "It was my place to raise you, and to make sure you turned out okay, or at least give you every opportunity to do so. But it's not your job to love me for it, or to even like me as a person." This is so true and I wish others felt the same way. If they did, we might not have all the problems we have with kids. It is a parent's job to be a parent not a friend. If you are lucky you will end up with being both. It is kind of funny because I've always told my kids they don't have to like me. In fact, you probably know you are a good parent if your kids don't like you at some point. Well, enough of my soap box. This book is kind of like therapy, well, at least it was for me. I've kind of had some of the same problem with my parents. It has helped me see things in a different light, from another viewpoint. I love how Kaylie's doctor puts it. "therapy isn't about giving you the answers. Therapy is about finding the answers within yourself. I just help you find the right path." This is exactly what this book does for me at times. Don't get me wrong this isn't a "therapy book". It is a book about relationships, romance. Any book that ha you genuinly caring about the characters is a good book. One that makes you reflect on your life is even better. While this book is mainly for women, men might learn something, especially if their wife or girlfriend is pregnant. This is a great book. I'm sure most people will enjoy it. Parents need to be aware that there are sexually explicit passages. Like I said before, the only thing that will disappoint you is that you have to wait for the next book. Thankfully, there is a new book in the series each month for the next few months. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
BeccaW More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the Sisters In Love (Book #1) and so I was so excited to jump into Sisters in Bloom. We are once again tossed into the lives of Danica and Kaylie, but this time it is all about their relationships with both Blake and Chaz. Their relationships that they have going on are so different that it keeps the reader engrossed to find out exactly what is going to happen next. Kaylie is now pregnant and weeks from delivery of her baby. She has lost herself along the way and when her pregnancy hormones get the best of her, Chaz and herself have a fight. Both think that the other one is going to want it to be over and that it may not be repairable what has been going on between them. Meanwhile Danica is having her own struggles trying to help her sister be happy that she does not want herself to be happy with Blake. Thrown into the mix is Chaz’s ex lover, Lea. She makes her presence felt in a deep way that makes the reader, or atleast I did, want to jump into the page, strangle her, and scream “Leave Chaz alone!”. Max, Chaz’s assistant is along for the ride is trouble brews with Lea after two years. This was an emotional rollercoaster of a book as the girls also try to reconcile with their mother who has now changed. She is dating and texting. Kaylie can not wrap her head around it. Kaylie will be having a baby shower and Danica invites their mother. I am not a spoiler and so I will leave it at that. A turning point also comes with Danica and Blake, but once again I don’t like to spoil This was a great follow up to the first book and I can not wait to dig into Sisters In White (Book #3)! Melissa Foster, you rock! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
MariaD1 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable Contemporary Romance............... I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. Two very different sisters and the men they fall in love with take center stage in Sisters in Bloom, a contemporary romance by Melissa Foster. Well developed characters, lively dialogue and plenty of emotional angst kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next. While this is the second book in the Snow Sisters series, I was able to read and enjoy this book on its own. Only weeks from giving birth, Kaylie Snow considers herself a hot mess. Suffering from raging hormones, a career suddenly going through a slow spot and beginning to doubt her own looks, she’s beginning to have doubts about everything in her life; even her relationship with her fiancée Chaz. Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted; the woman he loves, a baby on the way and an upcoming film festival guaranteed to be a success. He just has to make it through his fiancées emotional outbursts and deal with a demanding sponsor, and former lover, who doesn’t want to remain a part of the “past”. The scenes between Kaylie and Chaz are lively and full of emotional angst. While they are definitely in love, they both have issues from their pasts they need to resolve before they’ll be able to be happy with themselves and their future. Ms. Foster does a good job handling all of the drama her characters undergo from start to finish. While Kaylie is fairly secure about her good looks, she underestimates her intelligence and her dependability. Even though Chaz has always been honest with Kaylie, he has kept a secret from his past. It involves a short term relationship he had with a woman who’s also one of the sponsors of his film festival. Trying to save his relationship with Kaylie, Chaz will be forced to face just what is it about his previous relationship that has left him feeling so alarmed. Ms. Foster also does a good job developing the secondary characters in this book. We get to see Danica, Kaylie’s older sister, dealing with her own romance and having to make a decision about putting the happiness of others before her own. We also get to see Blake, Danica’s boyfriend, who wants more than just a temporary fling and that it’s okay to put their relationship first. We meet Kaylie and Danica’s mom, who’s reinvented herself after her divorce and who helps both of her daughters let go of their fears. Will Kaylie and Chaz be able to survive all of the emotional ups and downs their relationship is going through? Will Danica learn its okay to grab onto happiness for herself? You’ll have to read Sisters in Bloom to find out. I thought it was enjoyable and plan to read Sisters in Love (the first book in the series) to see what I missed.
MsDivatude More than 1 year ago
Great follow-up to Sisters in Love! Whew...we didn't have to wait long to check in on the characters we fell in love with in Sisters in Love (the first in a 9 book series by Melissa Foster). The second book in the series focuses on younger sister, Danica and her fiance' Chaz. Perhaps it's the big sister in me, but I found myself getting easily annoyed with Danica throughout this novel. Sure, pregnancy hormones are a beast but.....hats off to the author for making a spoiled brat so darn lovable! Of course, as you read more you truly begin to understand the underlying reasons behind her demeanor. It was great to see a more relaxed and in-love Kaylie - and quickly realize that Danica's not the only Snow sister with some unresolved issues when it comes to love. But as she so bluntly puts it "we're all a little damaged, aren't we?". Melissa Foster did not disappoint with Sisters in Bloom. I highly recommend this book - even if you haven't read the first in the series (but why wouldn't you?) you'll be able to follow along with the story line. Knowing that there are 9 titles in this series, I cannot wait to see how these sisters and their lives truly bloom!
AdriLisa More than 1 year ago
Great Romance! Second in the series and I'm hooked. Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster is written for readers like me - who enjoy solving real relationship problems and issues. Egoistical Kaylie and Chaz's relationship is a must read - it's like following a soap and getting hooked on what's going to happen next but not as dramatic. Kaylie's character is comical at times but understandable also, at times, while Danica is the same, indecisive when it came to her well-being. When it comes to Chaz, there is a little suspense with trust issues dealing from the past. Secrets do have a way of revealing themselves when least expected. The best way to start getting passionate about Melissa Foster's stories is to start with Sisters in Love. This will permit the reader to follow all the passions and watch relationships blossom. It is quite amazing to be able to get angry, smile and even get mesmerized with it all. Melissa Foster's penmanship keeps on glowing for romance and family relationships. Adriana LG author of Jessica, the Untold Story